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    USS Michael Murphy Commissioning

    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES

    10.06.2012

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    Guided Missile Destroyer USS Michael Murphy Commissioning in New York City. This is the live feed of USS Michael Murphy Commissioning in New York. The USS Michael Murphy is the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer. The ship honors Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. The Patchogue native was killed by enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission, Operation Red Wing, June 28, 2005, while leading a four-man team tasked with finding a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad, Afghanistan. The team came under fire from a much larger enemy force with superior tactical position. Murphy knowingly left his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters and was mortally wounded while exposing himself to enemy fire. While being shot and shot at, Murphy provided his units location and requested immediate support for his element. He returned to his cover position to continue the fight until finally succumbing to his wounds.

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    Date Taken: 10.06.2012
    Date Posted: 10.06.2012 12:52
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 157668
    Filename: DOD_100505417
    Length: 01:25:29
    Location: NEW YORK, NY, US 

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